When I moved to Spain I set up my online business, Dengra Designs - making jewellery and customising jeans. When a friend retired and closed her fan shop in the centre of Granada, Spain I also began to sell her hand fans for her at local markets and other events. It soon became clear there was a huge demand for the fans both locally and internationally.
I then began to start painting my own unique designs to keep up with the demand and, before long, I was selling all over the world. With celebrities such as Xtina Aguilera, Emilia Clarke and Jessica Chastain being seen with my designs, there has been an increase for more 'customized' designs.
I now supply in bulk for weddings and other events and supply to shops in Europe, Australia and USA. Fans have been around for over 5,000 years so I hope that the demand will still be around for many more years to come.
With global warming and climate change......everyone should carry a fan in their handbag! or manbag!